BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
In this hands-on degree, one of the best in the UK and with an international reputation, you’ll explore the diversity of marine life from coastal margins to the deep sea and gain an in-depth understanding of the biology of marine organisms. Teaching takes advantage of the South Devon coast as well as some of Europe’s best marine facilities – so you’ll have the opportunity to not just experience marine biology but to practice it at the highest levels in both the laboratory and out in the field.
You'll gain an understanding of marine life at the level of the biology of organisms – ranging from microbes found on coral reefs, the physiology and behaviour of marine vertebrates, to the biology of the marine algae that underpin the vast majority of other marine life. The aim of the degree is not only to teach you about marine biology, but to equip you with the practical, intellectual and scientific skills to be a practising marine biologist.
Marine biology courses
This is one of three marine biology undergraduate courses we offer, which are closely integrated.
In the 2020 National Student Survey, 94% expressed overall satisfaction with the course; 97% of students felt staff on this course were good at explaining things; 97% felt that the staff made the subject interesting and 94% found the course intellectually stimulating.*